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Road of No Return: Hounds of Valhalla MC by K.A. Merikan Review

Title: Road of No Return: Hounds of Valhalla MC

Author: K.A. Merikan

First published July 17, 2014

236 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.59


They say not to talk to strangers, but when Stitch meets Zak, he can’t resist. Zak is the epitome of lust, with tattoos covering his body and a confidence that leaves Stitch weak in the knees.

Despite being deep in the closet and unwilling to share his property, Stitch can’t resist Zak’s allure. What starts as a one-night stand turns into a gluttonous love affair that must be hidden from the world.

As they juggle family, club life, and crime, secrets and violence threaten to tear them apart. When Zak moves to Lake Valley, he hopes for peace and quiet, but instead finds himself caught up in the dangerous world of the Hounds of Valhalla MC.

To be with Stitch, he must crawl back into the closet, but the violence, jealousy, and conservative attitudes of the town make it difficult to keep their love a secret. As their relationship collides with club life, mayhem ensues.

This gritty, homoerotic romance is a standalone novel that will leave you breathless. Contains explicit language, sex, violence, and torture.

About the Author

Meet K.A. Merikan, a dynamic duo of writers who have managed to balance adulting with success. Their passion for exploring the weird and wonderful knows no bounds, and they refuse to be bound by conventional formulas.

For K.A. Merikan, each book must be a unique and thrilling experience for readers.

While they may have a few sweeter M/M romances, their specialty lies in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M. Their books are filled with bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance that will leave you breathless.

For more information on their ongoing projects, works in progress, and publishing, check out K.A. Merikan’s author page, Patreon, Facebook, Twitter, Agnes Merikan’s Twitter, and Pinterest.

Fun fact: K.A. Merikan is made up of two Polish individuals who are neither sisters nor a couple. Kat is an artist, and Agnes is a psychologist, but neither of them work in their respective fields.

Oh, and Kat’s fingers are twice as long as Agnes’s.

Editoral Review

Road of No Return: Hounds of Valhalla MC by K.A. Merikan is a gritty and thrilling addition to the motorcycle club romance genre. Published in 2014, this novel follows the struggles and passions of the Hounds of Valhalla MC, their dark and dangerous activities, and the intense relationships between club members.

Merikan’s writing style is visceral and evocative, plunging readers headfirst into the harsh realities of this world. Despite some of the graphic violence and explicit sexual content, the emotion and depth of the characters keep readers invested in their successes and failures.

The plot is well-structured, with twists and turns that keep the tension high and the stakes even higher. The main characters are complex and multi-dimensional, particularly the two central figures of Dig and Nippy.

Their love story is intense and passionate, while also fraught with danger and the ever-present threat of the club’s violent tendencies. The setting of a fictional small town in Michigan adds an additional layer of intrigue and moodiness to the story.

While the novel focuses primarily on the motorcycle club lifestyle, including the camaraderie, sense of loyalty, and rough justice upheld within its ranks, there are broader themes at play as well. The struggles of these MC members, particularly those who are marginalized or oppressed in other aspects of their lives, illustrate the harsh realities of systemic inequality and social division.

The writing quality is consistently high, with Merikan’s attention to detail and nuanced characterizations elevating the story beyond mere escapism. The plot moves at a rapid pace, but never at the expense of character development or emotional resonance.

However, some readers may find the explicit content and graphic violence too much to handle. Additionally, while the novel is a fine example of the genre, it may not necessarily stand out from other similar works in the motorcycle club romance category.

Overall, Road of No Return: Hounds of Valhalla MC by K.A. Merikan is a dark and thrilling read that will appeal to fans of the motorcycle club romance genre. While some readers may prefer a cleaner or lighter read, those who appreciate intricate characters, skillful storytelling, and unflinching explorations of complex themes will find much to admire here.

Rating: 4/5 stars.